Silicon Valley Finally Realizes it Has a Diversity Problem

Tech companies in Silicon Valley are finally realizing what most others clearly saw…a lack of diversity is causing problems, and bound to cause even more. A predominantly white and Asian male workplace would cause one to assume that only white and Asian males are interested in careers in tech, and that women and other ethnic and racial groups are not. The veil has been lifted and companies are scrambling to realign their infrastructure to represent the real picture. Read more from The New York Times here

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The New York Times. Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/opinion/sunday/silicon-valleys-diversity-problem.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=2

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US Government Says No Single Entity Or Nation Will Control The Internet

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The U.S. reiterated its stance in favor of a multistakeholder model for Internet governance today. Speaking before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said that the United States will “not allow the global Internet to be co-opted by any person, entity, or nation seeking to substitute their parochial worldview for the collective wisdom of this community.” At a minimum, the United States appears cognizant of the risks at hand.

Earlier this year, the United States’ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) decided to “transition” parts of managing the Internet to the “global multistakeholder community.”

The decision has not been without detractors. Could the change lead to an Internet takeover by an authoritarian government, or perhaps a stultified bureaucratic entity that bends to the will of incumbent powers?

Pritzker’s firm language was supplemented by the following section of her remarks, which stated, flatly, that the United…

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